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					                                   RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS

CITY OF MUNROE FALLS REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

HELD TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2007 AT 7:00 P.M.
Mr. O’Donnell called the meeting to order at 7:02p.m.

Mr. Bertsch led the opening.

Councilpersons present: Dave Bertsch, Cathy Laubaugh, Mike O’Donnell, Laurie Madden, Bob
Pitz, Gary Toth and Bob Beesley.

Also present: Mayor Larson, Law Director Jack Morrison, Director of Finance David Bailey, Fire
Chief Jim Bowery, Police Chief Scott Bellinger, Park Board member Ron Meyer, BZA member Ann
Malorni and Deputy Clerk of Council Amy Locy.

Approval of Minutes:
     Mr. Beesley made a motion to approve the minutes of the Council meeting held Tuesday,
February 20, 2007. Mr. Toth seconded the motion.

A voice vote was taken and the motion passed unanimously.

                                     REPORTS OF OFFICIALS

Mayor's Report:
1.     Mayor Larson has had several meetings regarding the start of a Farmer’s Market this
summer.
2.     The Civil Service Commission met on February 22 to confirm the direct appointment of Ken
Freiman. Mr. Freiman has secured his CDL and is now on the snow/ice roster.
3.     March 5 the Mayor attended the Historical Society program showing the history and
changes to the Cuyahoga River from the KSU Airport to the Sheraton Suites.
4.     Mayor Larson mentioned that the University Dean’s Lists were published and Akron
University honored 19 Munroe Falls students and KSU honored eight Munroe Falls students.

Law Director:
1.    Mr. Morrison supplied a draft of the new Parks/Rec Rules and Regulations. He asked for
suggestions from Council. Mr. Toth will compile suggestions.

Mrs. Laubaugh asked if these rules and regulations will be discussed at the next Park Board
meeting. Mr. Toth confirmed.

President of Council:
1.     Assigned motion for Council to Mr. Pitz to make during his regular committee report.
2.     Mr. O’Donnell mentioned the copies of Service Director job descriptions handed out and
asked that comments be returned to him for compilation. All discussions will be held in the General
Government Services Committee meeting.

Motions for Council:
      A motion to declare the list of computer equipment attached as Exhibit A, each of which
holds a value of less than $1000.00, as surplus and authorizing their disposal as requested by the
Mayor.

Director of Finance:
Mr. Bailey had no report at this time.



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Service Director:
Written report turned in, Mayor Larson reported.
1.      The City has used 700 tons of salt during the last two storms. Another 500 tons has been
delivered and we are ready for the rest of the snow/ice season.
2.      The City has been lucky this season with very few water problems.

Mr. Pitz mentioned that he has been getting resident complaints about Northmoreland Avenue
needing repairs. Mrs. Laubaugh said that she has received complaints as well. They asked the
Mayor to have this issue looked at and repaired.

Mr. Pitz asked if there is a paving list for this year and is Northmoreland Avenue on said list. Mayor
Larson said that there is a list that Council has already approved and he is sure that
Northmoreland Avenue is on the list.

Mr. Pitz also mentioned Route 91 and asked if we are responsible for repairs or is it the State’s job.
Mayor Larson explained that the City maintains the roadway because we have City status. The
State took care of the road as long as we were a Village. He said that the bridge over the river is
the exception because that bridge is maintain and inspected by the Summit County Engineer.
Mayor Larson also explained that Munroe Falls is currently working with the City of Tallmadge on
an expansion project for Route 91.

Mr. Pitz asked for a sidewalk outline and asked Mr. Bailey for the financials on the purchase of the
Steer Loader. Mr. Bailey said that those financials should be ready in April. Mr. Pitz said that he
hopes that the purchase of the equipment will be timely so that the equipment can be used on the
sidewalk program. He said that he doesn’t think that Council understands exactly what a Steer
Loader is. He explained the machine, its uses, and encouraged its purchase.

Mrs. Laubaugh said that she believes that Northmoreland Avenue should be moved to the top of
the paving list. Mr. Beesley read the list of street names listed in the budget and mentioned that the
list is complete but lacks the order of priority.

Mrs. Madden asked about property listed on the Nuisance Abatement report that is on Issaquah
Street. She said she was under the impression that Issaquah Street is located in Cuyahoga Falls.
Chief Bowery explained that there are parcels that are in both Cuyahoga Falls and Munroe Falls.
He said that some of those properties have accessories buildings located on the Munroe Falls side
of their property. Those are the areas that our Nuisance Abatement rules cover.

Mr. Beesley asked about Jay Sabatini mentioned in the Service Report. He wanted to know if this
was a resident volunteer helping with snow plowing. Mayor Larson explained that Jay is a regular
seasonal employee that works with the Summer Youth Program. Jay came in and used the small
plow truck to help the Service Department during the bad snow storm.

Mr. Beesley mentioned the purchase of the Steer Loader and said that he feels that the best
analysis for this equipment is utilization of renting the equipment rather than owning it.

Police Chief:
1.     Chief Bellinger passed out the required Drug Trust Fund Report to all Council members.
2.     Chief Bellinger announced that he would not be attending the first Council meeting in April.

Mr. Beesley brought up the Police training and said that some of the information discussed does
not apply to our Officers. He wondered if we could pick and choose which sessions our Officers

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attend. Chief Bellinger explained that the training program is one full week and to pass through the
training each Officer must attend the entire week long program.

Mrs. Laubaugh asked about the Drug Trust Fund money and exactly what it can be used for. Chief
Bellinger explained that the funds can only be used on drug related training, salaries related to
training and a few other items. Mrs. Laubaugh asked who determines how the money is spent.
Chief Bellinger explained that State of Ohio law dictates exactly what the money can be used for.

Mr. O’Donnell sent his congratulations and best wishes to Officer Mike Murphy who was hired full
time by the Stow Police Department.

Fire Chief:
A written report was turned in.
1.      The next EMS Commission meeting will be Thursday, April 26, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fire
Training Room.
2.      Chief Bowery said that the department is waiting to hear the news on several grants that
are pending.
3.      FEMA grant application will be prepared soon.

                                   REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

Community/Economic Development:
Mr. Bertsch reporting.
1.      Planning Commission approved a lot split of one residential parcel into four residential
parcels. Mr. Bertsch gave further details on flag lots, condition, etc. He explained that at this time
the Planning Commission has approved the lot split only, no building plans have been submitted.
2.      Planning Commission continued discussion of the fence code. It is their opinion that a
whole new Chapter should be adopted into the Codified Ordinances strictly dealing with fences,
arbors, hedges, and other barriers. Such legislation is currently being drafted and then, once voted
on by Planning, will be forwarded to City Council.
3.      Mr. Ferguson has brought the issue of the requirements for the City to have an Official
Building Department. This is being further discussed and steps are being taken to ensure that the
City obtains its certification.
4.      Mr. Bertsch congratulated the SMFHS Girl’s Basketball Team on their big win.

Mr. Beesley asked for some clarification on the lot split issue. He said that he read through the
notes and it seems that it has been decided that Gaylord Drive will be put through. Mr. Beesley
said that he thought that was still being looked at by City Council. Mayor Larson explained that no
improvements will be made until the lots are built and, although improvements are eminent, how
the road will be finished is still up to the Planning Commission.

Mr. Pitz explained that the Planning Commission showed Mr. Vizmeg (applicant) that he would
take a risk building homes on Gaylord Drive because the road may not run through to Hiwood
Avenue. He said that it was clearly explained to the applicant that no decision on how the road
would be finished has been made, but assured Mr. Vizmeg that the road would be improved to
provide access to his properties. Mr. Pitz explained that the applicant was willing to accept the risk
because he wants to start his building on North River Road.

Further discussion ensued. Mr. Beesley said that he is trying to visualize what this split would look
like, but would prefer to see the plans before he votes. Council generally agreed. A copy of the lot
split plan will be provided to Council members for their next committee meetings.

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HELD TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2007 AT 7:00 P.M.

Finance/Audit:
Mr. Beesley reporting.
1.     Reviewed check register dated February 28, 2007.
2.     Discussed Proposed Resolutions #08-2007 and #09-2007.
3.     Discussed the North River Road water line project.

     Mr. Beesley made a motion to approve the January 2007 bank statement. Mrs. Madden
seconded the motion.

A voice vote was taken and the motion passed unanimously.

General Government Services:
Mr. Pitz reporting.
This committee has not met since the last Council meeting.
1.      Mr. Pitz said that the EPA representative will be at the next General Government Services
meeting to discuss oil well drilling.

      Mr. Pitz made a motion to declare the list of computer equipment attached as Exhibit A,
each of which holds a value of less than $1000.00, as surplus and authorizing their disposal as
requested by the Mayor.
                                           EXHIBIT A
    EQUIPMENT                                          INVENTORY OR SERIAL NUMBER
1.     Panafax UF-560                                              #01744
2.     Compaq Monitor 140                                  #00442
3.     Xerox Scanner 5220                                  #00444
4.     Panasonic KX-P2135 Printer                          #00466
5.     Star Printer NX-1000                                #00104
6..    Epson Printer FX-2170                               SN: 2NGY084641
7.     Best Power System FE850VA                           SN: FE850V04598
8.     Compaq monitor 140                                  #00175
9.     Compaq monitor 140                                  #00193
10.    Compaq monitor 140                                  #53312
11.    Compaq monitor 140                                  #00128
12.    Compaq monitor 140                                  #00188
13.    Compaq monitor 140                                  #00041
14.    Compaq monitor 140                                  #00017
15.    OptiQest monitor Q51                                #01630
16.    Compaq Computer Prosignia 500                               #00496
17.    Compaq Computer Prosignia 575e                      #00194
18.    DMI Computer, 250 mb                                        #00557
19.    Sperry Computer                                     SN: 416110
20.    Ascom Timeplex                                      SN: 6024CHGZA092
21.    HP ScanJet 5300c                                            #01682
22.    Lexmark Z52 printer                                         #01626
23.    Lexmark Z53 printer                                         #01695
24.    Compaq Prosignia desktop                      SN: 6027CHGZA092
25.    JCSi desktop                                                #02858
26.    Compaq Deskpro                                      SN: 6846BW42C258
27.    Konica Computer IP-302                                      #01735
28.    Compaq desktop                                      SN: 6924CL94A264

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29.    Dell monitor                                                #01685
30.    desktop computer                                      SN: 200198BB90080012
Mr. Beesley seconded the motion.

Discussion – Mrs. Laubaugh asked if any of the computer equipment could be donated to the
school. Mr. Bailey explained that this equipment is quite old and cannot run current software.

Mr. Bertsch mentioned that JCSi runs a charity that pieces together computers from broken and
used equipment and then donates it to children or families with needs. He said that this charity
might be able to use this older equipment.

A voice vote was taken and the motion passed unanimously.

Public Safety:
Mrs. Madden reporting.
This committee has not met since the last Council meeting.

Parks & Recreation:
Mr. Toth reporting.
1.     Keith Shy spoke on behalf of the Metro Parks at the last meeting. He was supportive in
working with Munroe Falls on a Farmer’s Market as well as allowing use of the large Metro Park on
South River Road. Mr. Shy emphasized that the Metro Parks System is recreationally inclined.
2.     Dave Roberts of Stow Parks was present and offered his help on the River Day project.
3.     Amy Heller and Chief Bowery will be meeting on some upcoming projects.
4.     Discussed amphitheater plans. Estimated cost of concrete for stage area is $5 - $6,000.00.
5.     Discussed possible Charter change to give the Park Board more opportunity to plan and
monitor events.

Mr. Beesley commented on the phenomenal job the Park Board is doing. He said that their
dedication is very impressive. Mr. O’Donnell agreed.

Persons to Appear Before Council:
There were no people signed in to speak before Council.

                                   PROPOSED LEGISLATION
Ordinances for 1st Reading:
Prop Ord #2007-03                    AN ORDINANCE REPEALING SECTION 161.02(f), COFFEE
                                     SERVICE, OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE CITY
                                     OF MUNROE FALLS, STATE OF OHIO.

This was a first reading only.

Ordinances for 2nd Reading: None
Ordinances for 3rd Reading: None
Resolutions for 1st Reading:
Prop Res #15-2007               A RESOLUTION APPROVING A LOT SPLIT WITH
                                CONDITIONS FOR 104 NORTH RIVER ROAD, OWNER
                                JAMES VIZMEG, INTO FOUR SINGLE FAMILY
                                RESIDENTIAL LOTS AS RECOMMENDED BY THE
                                PLANNING COMMISSION, AND DECLARING AN
                                EMERGENCY.

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This was a first reading only.

Resolutions for 2nd Reading: None
Resolutions for 3rd Reading:
Prop Res #08-2007               A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO SUBMIT
                                AN APPLICATION WITH THE STATE OF OHIO FOR ISSUE
                                1 FUNDS FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF THE WATER LINE
                                ON NORTH RIVER ROAD, AND DECLARING AN
                                EMERGENCY.

      Mr. Beesley made a motion to adopt Proposed Resolution #08-2007. Mr. Toth seconded
the motion.

Roll call:
Mr. Bertsch – yes                     Mr. Beesley – yes                     Mr. Toth – yes
Mrs. Madden – yes                     Mr. Pitz – yes                        Mrs. Laubaugh – yes
Mr. O’Donnell – yes

The resolution was adopted and assigned permanent number #2007-11.

Prop Res #09-2007                     A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO ENTER
                                      INTO A CONTRACT, NOT TO EXCEED $25,000.00, WITH
                                      CTI ENVIRONMENTAL, INC. FOR ASSISTANCE IN
                                      PREPARING SUBMITTALS FOR ISSUE 1 GRANT FUNDS
                                      AND FOR ENGINEERING THE NORTH RIVER ROAD
                                      WATER LINE REPLACEMENT PROJECT, AND
                                      DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

      Mr. Bertsch made a motion to adopt Proposed Resolution #09-2007. Mr. Beesley seconded
the motion.

Discussion – Mr. O’Donnell said that it is his understanding that if this resolution does not pass
tonight, the contract will then go out to bid. Council generally agreed.

Roll call:
Mr. Beesley – no                      Mr. Toth – yes                        Mrs. Madden – yes
Mr. Pitz – no                         Mrs. Laubaugh – no                    Mr. Bertsch – no
Mr. O’Donnell – no

The motion failed with a vote of 6 – no and 1 – yes.

Prop Res #10-2007                     A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO EXPEND
                                      FUNDS FOR THE PURCHASE OF ONE (1) 2007 FORD
                                      EXPLORER FIRST RESPONDER VEHICLE, AND TO
                                      ENTER INTO A CONTRACT TO PURCHASE SAID
                                      VEHICLE THROUGH C.U.E., AND DECLARING AN
                                      EMERGENCY.

      Mr. Beesley made a motion to adopt Proposed Resolution #10-2007. Mr. Bertsch seconded
the motion.

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HELD TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2007 AT 7:00 P.M.

Roll call:
Mr. Toth – yes                     Mrs. Madden – yes                  Mr. Pitz – yes
Mrs. Laubaugh – yes                Mr. Bertsch – yes                  Mr. Beesley – yes
Mr. O’Donnell – yes

The resolution was adopted and was assigned permanent number #2007-12.

Old Business: None
New Business: None

Adjournment:

      Mrs. Laubaugh moved to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Beesley seconded the motion.

A voice vote was taken and the meeting was adjourned at 8:49 p.m.




President of Council                                    Deputy Clerk of Council




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